Marine Safety – radios, flares, phones & signals
There are many recognized distress signals you can use when you need assistance at sea. This video from Maritime NZ shows you what to use and how to use it.
Is an Aluminium or Fibreglass Hull the Best Boat for you?
The best type of boat hull has been argued over for many years and this article discusses the pros and cons of both fibreglass and aluminium.
Boat maintenance tips before you go boating.
This is a great video from Maritime NZ that shows some of the basic boat maintenance checks that you should be doing before going out on the water this Summer.
Online Boating Course For New Zealand
This is a demonstration from Powerboat Training New Zealand’s next generation of boating courses, which is fully interactive and able to be completed online. If you don’t have time to sit in the classroom, this is a great way to get an internationally recognised qualification.
Trailer boat tips for safe towing
Towing your trailer boat, whether taking it on holiday or going to the local boat ramp, is something all boaties should take seriously. You may think it will never happen to you but seeing a boat going for a sail on it’s own down the road after coming adrift from your tow bar is not a pretty sight!
Nautiques Winter News
The shortest day has been and gone, and we can all start looking forward to spring and summer. What better time to start thinking about a new boat, or if new isn’t for you, possibly one of our quality pre loved selection for the upcoming season. We have had a busy couple of months, and are looking forward to a great season.
JP Tobin gets Bronze at RS:X World Championships
JP Tobin achieves a bronze medal at the RS:X World Championships. Throughout the event, except for his single drop, JP maintained a top five finish in every race. This is his best result ever at a Windsurfing World Championship. Throughout the event, except for his single drop, JP maintained a top five finish in every race. This is his best result ever at a Windsurfing World Championship.
Wet ride on the (not) White Island Race
The (NOT) Round White Island Race – renamed with a new course set following the grounding of cargo ship Rena off the coast of Tauranga. Media attention from the ensuing problems of oil spills and floating containers still unsecured is very much in the public eye – I rest my case.
Nautiques November 2011 News
With Christmas just around the corner the days are flying by, there is no better time to start thinking about a new boat, or getting the current boat out and giving it the once over for the upcoming season. We have had a busy couple of months with strong sales […]
Orca mimics outboard motor [video]
You might have seen a video online of a dog playing with an Orca. That Orca was “Luna” who was a common sight around Vancouver Island, Cananda back in 2001 where he was well known for playing with boaties in the area. Somehow, Luna was separated from his pod at the tender age of just two years and lived alone off the Vancouver Island coast.